Billboard reports Donald Glover‘s critically-acclaimed FX series has already been renewed for a second season—just three episodes in since its premiere. The prime-time comedy will receive a 10-episode re-up, and was renewed along with comrade FX newbie Better Things.
“It’s really gratifying to launch two new comedies that have received overwhelming critical acclaim right out of the gate and that are emblematic of FX’s award-winning brand,” said Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, Presidents of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions.
“It is clear to us that ‘Atlanta’ and ‘Better Things’ have struck a nerve with viewers, which is a credit to Donald Glover’s vision for Atlanta and Pamela Adlon’s vision for Better Things. They, along with their spectacular casts, writers and directors, have created exceptional shows that we are incredibly proud to produce.”
The Hollywood Reporter reports Atlanta is “the best premiere of any basic-cable primetime scripted debut in more than three years among the all-important adults 18-49 demo.” Within that same demographic, the show has also been heralded as the most watched telecast of a new comedy series since 2014.